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C H A N N E L 5 .CO M

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Sarah Whitehead

AS SEEN ON

The Secret Life of Puppies

In this first book from the highly successful show The Secret Life of Puppies, we discover what takes place in the first year of a puppy’s life. Through their eyes we witness that beneath their cute appearance lies a world full of drama, love, learning and courage. You will meet some of the puppies featured in the series and find out more about those particular breeds. There are also features on training exercises, healthcare checks and troubleshooting tips for those times when things aren’t quite going to plan. Packed with puppy pictures, this book will have you swooning over padded paws, floppy ears and adorable faces.

Sarah Whitehead

Puppies

The Secret Life of

A dog’s-eye view of its first year of life

AS SEEN ON TV


The Secret Life of Puppies

A dog’s-eye view of its first year of life


The Secret Life of Puppies

A dog’s-eye view of its first year of life


CONTENTS 006

020

036

056

076

098

116

140

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

RESOURCES INDEX

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU

NEWBORNS

YOUR DOG AT HOME

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

TERRIBLE TWOS

TRAINING YOUR DOG

THE TEENAGE STAGE


CONTENTS 006

020

036

056

076

098

116

140

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

RESOURCES INDEX

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU

NEWBORNS

YOUR DOG AT HOME

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

TERRIBLE TWOS

TRAINING YOUR DOG

THE TEENAGE STAGE


INTRODUCTION A puppy is born every minute in the UK, and we are a nation

how they try to communicate with us, you’ll be well on the way

of self-confessed puppy lovers. Buying a puppy is one of

to building a special relationship with your very best friend.

the most exciting and rewarding experiences you can have. Puppies are cute, fun, loving and intelligent – but they can also

features such as training exercises, healthcare checks and

be frustrating, mischievous and the greatest time-wasters

troubleshooting tips for those times when things aren’t quite

on earth! Dogs pee, poo, bark, chew, dig, run, jump, chase

going according to plan. You’ll also meet some of the adorable

and bite. They can behave in ways that most humans find

puppies featured in the series and find out more about those

hard to understand – or even totally baffling!

particular breeds.

The Secret Life of Puppies offers an intriguing insight

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Throughout the book you will also find special

The first weeks and months of owning a puppy offer

into those first few weeks and months of life, as puppies

a chance for you to shape your pet’s behaviour and character

change from blind, deaf and toothless youngsters, totally

for the rest of his or her life. This period is fun and exciting

dependent on their mother and litter mates for warmth, into

– but it goes so fast! Whatever the breed or type of your

confident canines full of their own very special charisma. By

puppy, enjoy these early days and make the most of them.

understanding why they behave in the way that they do and

Welcome to the world of dogs!


INTRODUCTION A puppy is born every minute in the UK, and we are a nation

how they try to communicate with us, you’ll be well on the way

of self-confessed puppy lovers. Buying a puppy is one of

to building a special relationship with your very best friend.

the most exciting and rewarding experiences you can have. Puppies are cute, fun, loving and intelligent – but they can also

features such as training exercises, healthcare checks and

be frustrating, mischievous and the greatest time-wasters

troubleshooting tips for those times when things aren’t quite

on earth! Dogs pee, poo, bark, chew, dig, run, jump, chase

going according to plan. You’ll also meet some of the adorable

and bite. They can behave in ways that most humans find

puppies featured in the series and find out more about those

hard to understand – or even totally baffling!

particular breeds.

The Secret Life of Puppies offers an intriguing insight

6

Throughout the book you will also find special

The first weeks and months of owning a puppy offer

into those first few weeks and months of life, as puppies

a chance for you to shape your pet’s behaviour and character

change from blind, deaf and toothless youngsters, totally

for the rest of his or her life. This period is fun and exciting

dependent on their mother and litter mates for warmth, into

– but it goes so fast! Whatever the breed or type of your

confident canines full of their own very special charisma. By

puppy, enjoy these early days and make the most of them.

understanding why they behave in the way that they do and

Welcome to the world of dogs!


How much time can you spend on grooming? A short-haired Greyhound won’t need much attention, but an Afghan Hound is

PEDIGREE OR CROSSBREED? In recent years there has

seriously high maintenance.

been an explosion in the number of

How strong is the dog you’re thinking of buying? Can you

deliberate first-crosses between recognised breeds.

physically handle it?

Mixes such as Cockerpoos (Cocker Spaniel and Miniature

How much food does it need? Feeding a large dog can send

Poodle) and Puggles (Pug/Beagle crosses) now outrank

your shopping bills sky high.

pedigree breeds in many areas. They can make wonderful pets:

Have you factored in the cost of vaccinations, pet insurance

often the best of the two breeds’ characteristics come to the fore,

and vets’ bills?

but this is not guaranteed, even in the same litter! For example,

Is the breed you’re interested in prone to any particular

although Poodle crosses can create dogs with coats that do

health problems? Some breeds suffer from serious health and

not shed, this is not always the case. So if you opt for a

welfare problems that can impact their quality of life. By now you should have whittled your selection down to a small number of breeds. Before you go any further, speak to people who already own an adult of the breed you’re thinking of buying. If possible, get some hands-on experience such as taking their dog for a walk (remember to take a poop scoop! It’s not pleasant, but it’s an essential part of being a responsible dog owner), being

first-cross puppy, do be prepared for it to look and Pedigree

behave both the same and differently

dogs are bred to a breed

from its parents!

standard. This means that you will be able to accurately predict how large your dog will be as an adult.

present at feeding time or watching them in a training session. 15


How much time can you spend on grooming? A short-haired Greyhound won’t need much attention, but an Afghan Hound is

PEDIGREE OR CROSSBREED? In recent years there has

seriously high maintenance.

been an explosion in the number of

How strong is the dog you’re thinking of buying? Can you

deliberate first-crosses between recognised breeds.

physically handle it?

Mixes such as Cockerpoos (Cocker Spaniel and Miniature

How much food does it need? Feeding a large dog can send

Poodle) and Puggles (Pug/Beagle crosses) now outrank

your shopping bills sky high.

pedigree breeds in many areas. They can make wonderful pets:

Have you factored in the cost of vaccinations, pet insurance

often the best of the two breeds’ characteristics come to the fore,

and vets’ bills?

but this is not guaranteed, even in the same litter! For example,

Is the breed you’re interested in prone to any particular

although Poodle crosses can create dogs with coats that do

health problems? Some breeds suffer from serious health and

not shed, this is not always the case. So if you opt for a

welfare problems that can impact their quality of life. By now you should have whittled your selection down to a small number of breeds. Before you go any further, speak to people who already own an adult of the breed you’re thinking of buying. If possible, get some hands-on experience such as taking their dog for a walk (remember to take a poop scoop! It’s not pleasant, but it’s an essential part of being a responsible dog owner), being

first-cross puppy, do be prepared for it to look and Pedigree

behave both the same and differently

dogs are bred to a breed

from its parents!

standard. This means that you will be able to accurately predict how large your dog will be as an adult.

present at feeding time or watching them in a training session. 15


0–13 DAYS

the neonatal period What could be more adorable –or more vulnerable – than a newborn puppy? Blind and deaf (their ears and eyes won’t open until they are two to three weeks old), these soft-haired, squirming little bundles cannot even breathe freely until their mother has licked them clean of their birth membrane. They cannot even pee or poo by themselves; their mother licks them to stimulate them to do so, and she will usually eat the waste to keep the nest site clean. Although it won’t be long before they’re tottering and tumbling all over the place, newborn puppies are unable to support their own weight and so they crawl over each other with paddling motions on their front legs. This helps to develop both their muscles and their co-ordination. They won’t be able to regulate their own body temperature until they are between seven and ten days old, so newborn pups huddle together

DID YOU KNOW…?

and lie close to their mother to share body heat. Unable to see or hear, newborn pups detect their mother’s body heat and locate her teats through a combination of heat receptors and smell receptors, all of which are located in the puppy’s nose. Indeed, a puppy’s nose seems to take up a disproportionate amount of its face!

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During the neonatal period, an average litter will eat for approximately 30 per cent of the time and sleep for the rest!


0–13 DAYS

the neonatal period What could be more adorable –or more vulnerable – than a newborn puppy? Blind and deaf (their ears and eyes won’t open until they are two to three weeks old), these soft-haired, squirming little bundles cannot even breathe freely until their mother has licked them clean of their birth membrane. They cannot even pee or poo by themselves; their mother licks them to stimulate them to do so, and she will usually eat the waste to keep the nest site clean. Although it won’t be long before they’re tottering and tumbling all over the place, newborn puppies are unable to support their own weight and so they crawl over each other with paddling motions on their front legs. This helps to develop both their muscles and their co-ordination. They won’t be able to regulate their own body temperature until they are between seven and ten days old, so newborn pups huddle together

DID YOU KNOW…?

and lie close to their mother to share body heat. Unable to see or hear, newborn pups detect their mother’s body heat and locate her teats through a combination of heat receptors and smell receptors, all of which are located in the puppy’s nose. Indeed, a puppy’s nose seems to take up a disproportionate amount of its face!

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During the neonatal period, an average litter will eat for approximately 30 per cent of the time and sleep for the rest!


WEEKS 2–4 the transitional phase The next stage of the puppy’s life is known as the transitional phase, because so many changes are taking place in both physical development and behaviour. In the third week of life, puppies’ ears open and their eyes can focus on light and moving objects, although neither of these two senses will be fully functioning

PUPPY PROGRESS

Based on a medium-sized mongrel, this is your puppy’s development rate compared to that of a human child.

until around five weeks of age. Puppies of three weeks can crawl backwards as well as forwards, but will try to walk now, rather

PUPPY

CHILD

than crawl. This means they are now able to move away from the nest to urinate and defecate, and are no

2–4 weeks

1–2 years

longer reliant on their mother to help them eliminate waste matter from their bodies.

4–8 weeks

3–4 years

8–12 weeks

5–7 years

teeth – one deciduous set and a permanent set that replace these at around 18–22 weeks of age. As soon

12–18 weeks

8–11 years

as the first set of teeth arrives, puppies start to put things in their mouths to experiment with them; food,

5–9 months

11–14 years

objects, each other and even mum’s tail may find their way into their mouths and play becomes a much

9–12 months

15–17 years

At four weeks of age, the puppies start teething. Just like human children, puppies have two sets of

more important part of their day. The arrival of sharp puppy teeth starts the weaning process (see page 44), where the mother begins to restrict how often and for how long the puppies may suckle. Puppies can now learn to lap milk from a dish.

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WEEKS 2–4 the transitional phase The next stage of the puppy’s life is known as the transitional phase, because so many changes are taking place in both physical development and behaviour. In the third week of life, puppies’ ears open and their eyes can focus on light and moving objects, although neither of these two senses will be fully functioning

PUPPY PROGRESS

Based on a medium-sized mongrel, this is your puppy’s development rate compared to that of a human child.

until around five weeks of age. Puppies of three weeks can crawl backwards as well as forwards, but will try to walk now, rather

PUPPY

CHILD

than crawl. This means they are now able to move away from the nest to urinate and defecate, and are no

2–4 weeks

1–2 years

longer reliant on their mother to help them eliminate waste matter from their bodies.

4–8 weeks

3–4 years

8–12 weeks

5–7 years

teeth – one deciduous set and a permanent set that replace these at around 18–22 weeks of age. As soon

12–18 weeks

8–11 years

as the first set of teeth arrives, puppies start to put things in their mouths to experiment with them; food,

5–9 months

11–14 years

objects, each other and even mum’s tail may find their way into their mouths and play becomes a much

9–12 months

15–17 years

At four weeks of age, the puppies start teething. Just like human children, puppies have two sets of

more important part of their day. The arrival of sharp puppy teeth starts the weaning process (see page 44), where the mother begins to restrict how often and for how long the puppies may suckle. Puppies can now learn to lap milk from a dish.

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PUPPIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN It’s sometimes been said that the only difference

Children of all ages need to learn how to

between puppies and young children is the

stroke and handle a puppy correctly, by tickling

number of legs! If you’re bringing a young pup into

them on the chest and tummy, rather than

a household where there are children, you need to

bending over the top of the head, which may be

establish some basic ground rules from the outset

perceived as a threat.

to ensure that they all get along. Puppies tire easily, and once fatigue sets

Children also need to learn that putting their faces or hair up close to a puppy’s face is an invitation

in they can behave like petulant toddlers

for the puppy to play bite them. While the puppy

themselves, becoming irritable and even snappy.

may not mean to cause harm, their sharp teeth

Interaction needs to be short and sweet, and

can do considerable damage. Rough-and-tumble

the puppy must have a quiet place to sleep

games can also lead to over-excitement and the

undisturbed. Crates or indoor kennels are ideal,

risk of tears before bedtime. Hide-and-seek games

as the puppy can be safely inside, with a lock on

with a toy, training games and retrieving games

the door to keep prying little fingers away.

are far safer and more appropriate. 65


PUPPIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN It’s sometimes been said that the only difference

Children of all ages need to learn how to

between puppies and young children is the

stroke and handle a puppy correctly, by tickling

number of legs! If you’re bringing a young pup into

them on the chest and tummy, rather than

a household where there are children, you need to

bending over the top of the head, which may be

establish some basic ground rules from the outset

perceived as a threat.

to ensure that they all get along. Puppies tire easily, and once fatigue sets

Children also need to learn that putting their faces or hair up close to a puppy’s face is an invitation

in they can behave like petulant toddlers

for the puppy to play bite them. While the puppy

themselves, becoming irritable and even snappy.

may not mean to cause harm, their sharp teeth

Interaction needs to be short and sweet, and

can do considerable damage. Rough-and-tumble

the puppy must have a quiet place to sleep

games can also lead to over-excitement and the

undisturbed. Crates or indoor kennels are ideal,

risk of tears before bedtime. Hide-and-seek games

as the puppy can be safely inside, with a lock on

with a toy, training games and retrieving games

the door to keep prying little fingers away.

are far safer and more appropriate. 65


TRAINING EXERCISE 3

1

straight to you every time you call him.

3

4

5

Standing or crouching

Waggle a tasty

If he shows no

Gradually increase

Now practise calling

only a couple of

food lure in your

response, clap your

the distance he

your dog to you at

steps away from

outstretched hand

hands or make silly

has to come to get

unusual moments

your dog, call him in

and then start

noises until he comes

the food, making

in and around the

a friendly voice.

moving backwards.

towards you. The

sure you praise

house, and then

instant that he does

and reward him for

outside in the garden

so, click or say ‘Good’

coming when you

or yard. Build up

and then give him

call him.

his recall before

Come when called It’s essential for basic safety that your dog is trained to come

2

TOP TIP

several treats straight

you practise in

away, putting them on

the park or woods

the floor in front of you.

where there are distractions.

NEVER CALL YOUR DOG TO YOU AND THEN DO SOMETHING UNPLEASANT, SUCH AS FLEA SPRAYING OR GIVING MEDICAL TREATMENTS. HE’S LIKELY TO VIEW THIS AS A PUNISHMENT FOR COMING WHEN CALLED.

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TRAINING EXERCISE 3

1

straight to you every time you call him.

3

4

5

Standing or crouching

Waggle a tasty

If he shows no

Gradually increase

Now practise calling

only a couple of

food lure in your

response, clap your

the distance he

your dog to you at

steps away from

outstretched hand

hands or make silly

has to come to get

unusual moments

your dog, call him in

and then start

noises until he comes

the food, making

in and around the

a friendly voice.

moving backwards.

towards you. The

sure you praise

house, and then

instant that he does

and reward him for

outside in the garden

so, click or say ‘Good’

coming when you

or yard. Build up

and then give him

call him.

his recall before

Come when called It’s essential for basic safety that your dog is trained to come

2

TOP TIP

several treats straight

you practise in

away, putting them on

the park or woods

the floor in front of you.

where there are distractions.

NEVER CALL YOUR DOG TO YOU AND THEN DO SOMETHING UNPLEASANT, SUCH AS FLEA SPRAYING OR GIVING MEDICAL TREATMENTS. HE’S LIKELY TO VIEW THIS AS A PUNISHMENT FOR COMING WHEN CALLED.

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STOPPING YOUR PUPPY FROM CHEWING THINGS

TROUBLESHOOTING Give your dog plenty of safe chew toys! Toys that reward the dog for chewing them are ideal. Kongs stuffed with food are designed specially so that small pieces of food come out while

All dogs need to chew – especially

the dog is chewing.

around teething time when their gums may be inflamed. Sadly, dogs do not know

Puppies of this age seem to have a boundless supply of

the difference between a stick and a table

A small number of puppies may

leg, nor an old slipper and a brand

also chew to relieve boredom, frustration

new trainer.

or distress when left alone at home. Make sure you leave him for only short periods of

energy! You might be tempted to try and wear your puppy out by giving him lots of exercise, but remember that he is still growing: limbs are not at their final length and joints and muscles are not fully formed, leaving them vulnerable to over-exercise and the damage that this can do. 80

time and give him wonderfully rewarding If your dog is

toys to chew and play with that he

chewing and ingesting

never has at any other time.

inappropriate items, remove these items and replace with a safe chew toy.

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STOPPING YOUR PUPPY FROM CHEWING THINGS

TROUBLESHOOTING Give your dog plenty of safe chew toys! Toys that reward the dog for chewing them are ideal. Kongs stuffed with food are designed specially so that small pieces of food come out while

All dogs need to chew – especially

the dog is chewing.

around teething time when their gums may be inflamed. Sadly, dogs do not know

Puppies of this age seem to have a boundless supply of

the difference between a stick and a table

A small number of puppies may

leg, nor an old slipper and a brand

also chew to relieve boredom, frustration

new trainer.

or distress when left alone at home. Make sure you leave him for only short periods of

energy! You might be tempted to try and wear your puppy out by giving him lots of exercise, but remember that he is still growing: limbs are not at their final length and joints and muscles are not fully formed, leaving them vulnerable to over-exercise and the damage that this can do. 80

time and give him wonderfully rewarding If your dog is

toys to chew and play with that he

chewing and ingesting

never has at any other time.

inappropriate items, remove these items and replace with a safe chew toy.

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INDEX A Ace, the Corgi 34–5 adolescence 117–33 Afghan Hound 14 ‘Age of Cutting’ 82 age in human years 128 aggression 67 B barking 129 Basenji 87 bathing 95 Beagle 137 Bichon Frise 12 biting 59, 65 Bloodhound 87, 137 body language 52–3 body temperature 22 boisterousness 12 bonding with humans 32–3 Border Collie 12, 137 Bulldog 137

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C chewing 81, 82, 119, 135 Chihuahua 42 children, interactions with 65 choosing puppies 11–19 clicker training 140 Cocker Spaniel 78, 96–7 collar 49, 122 coming when called 70–1 contact, human 25, 30, 31 Coral, the Cocker Spaniel 96–7 Corgi 34–5 costs 14, 85 crawling 22, 26 ‘Critical Phase’ 59 crossbreeds 15 D daily routines 136–7 Dakin, the Golden Retriever 134–5 Dalmatian 74–5, 137 deafness 75 defecation 26, 51 developmental stages 0-13 days 22–5 2-4 weeks 26–9 4-8 weeks 37–53

8-12 weeks 57–75 13-16 weeks 78–95 4-6 months 100–13 6-12 months 117–33 in human years 27, 128 digging 101 dreaming 40, 137 E ears 22, 26, 38, 52, 75, 78, 87, 94 English Pointer 54–5 exercise 12, 35, 55, 58, 75, 80, 97, 110–11, 115, 135 eyes 22, 26, 52, 94 F facial expressions 38 fears 18, 31, 51, 53, 59, 67, 84, 125, 129 feeding 14, 23, 35, 46, 49, 55, 136, 137 fleas 112–13 forehead 52

G German Shepherd 78, 137 Golden Retriever 134–5 Great Danes 137 Greyhound 14 grooming 14, 94–5 growth and development 38, 58 H handling 25, 30, 31, 43, 65 hazards, removal of 48 health problems 14, 35, 55, 58, 75, 85, 97, 115, 135 height 35, 55, 75, 97, 115, 135 home, bringing puppy 48–9, 62–3 house training 50–1, 63 I ID tags 122 independence 124–5 insurance 14 intelligence 72–3 J Jack Russell 137 jumping up 121 juvenile period 78–95

K kennels 60 L labradors 137 lead, walking on the 104–7 learning 31, 40, 72; see also training leaving alone 90–1, 137 leaving objects 130–3 lifespan 35, 55, 75, 97, 115, 135 lying down 92–3 M Mattie, the Dalmatian 74–5 microchipping 122 milk, mother’s 24, 44 Molly, the English Pointer 54–5 mounting 38, 40 mouth 53; see also teeth N name exercises 68–9 naughty behaviour 55, 72 neonatal period 22–5 neutering 85 newborns 21–33

new experiences 43 Newfoundland 12, 78, 87 noise exposure 31, 59 noises, puppy 25, 87, 129 nose 22, 87 O older dogs 66–7 P pedigree dogs 15 pet shops 17 picking up a puppy 30 play 26, 29, 31, 35, 65, 75, 97 pre-adolescence 100–13 puppy classes 48, 59 Puppy Contract 16 puppy farms 16 R retrievers 78, 134–5 Rhodesian Ridgeback 137 Ruby, the Toy Poodle 114–15 running 87, 137

S scratching 112 season, coming into 120 sensory skills 86–7 separation anxiety 90–1 Siberian Husky 87 sitting 88–9 size of adults 12, 15; see also height and weight skin allergies 75 sleeping 23, 49, 63, 65, 137 sniffing 137 socialisation 42, 43, 59, 123, 125, 129 space constraints 12 St Bernard 12 standing 126–7 strength 14, 120 suckling 24, 26, 44 swimming 87 T tail wagging 53 teeth 26, 44, 59, 81, 82, 94, 100, 102, 119 terriers 78, 101, 137 toenail clipping 108–9

Toy Poodle 114–15, 137 toys 31, 35, 55, 65, 81–2, 91, 97, 135 tracking 87 training 50–1, 63, 68–71, 88–9, 92–3, 104–7, 123, 126–7, 130–3, 140 transitional phase 26–9 U urination 26, 51, 120 V vaccinations 48, 59, 60, 82 vets’ costs 14 viewing a litter 16–18 W waking up 136 walking 26, 104–7, 136–7 weaning 26, 44–7 weight 25, 35, 55, 75, 97, 111, 115, 120, 135, 137

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INDEX A Ace, the Corgi 34–5 adolescence 117–33 Afghan Hound 14 ‘Age of Cutting’ 82 age in human years 128 aggression 67 B barking 129 Basenji 87 bathing 95 Beagle 137 Bichon Frise 12 biting 59, 65 Bloodhound 87, 137 body language 52–3 body temperature 22 boisterousness 12 bonding with humans 32–3 Border Collie 12, 137 Bulldog 137

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C chewing 81, 82, 119, 135 Chihuahua 42 children, interactions with 65 choosing puppies 11–19 clicker training 140 Cocker Spaniel 78, 96–7 collar 49, 122 coming when called 70–1 contact, human 25, 30, 31 Coral, the Cocker Spaniel 96–7 Corgi 34–5 costs 14, 85 crawling 22, 26 ‘Critical Phase’ 59 crossbreeds 15 D daily routines 136–7 Dakin, the Golden Retriever 134–5 Dalmatian 74–5, 137 deafness 75 defecation 26, 51 developmental stages 0-13 days 22–5 2-4 weeks 26–9 4-8 weeks 37–53

8-12 weeks 57–75 13-16 weeks 78–95 4-6 months 100–13 6-12 months 117–33 in human years 27, 128 digging 101 dreaming 40, 137 E ears 22, 26, 38, 52, 75, 78, 87, 94 English Pointer 54–5 exercise 12, 35, 55, 58, 75, 80, 97, 110–11, 115, 135 eyes 22, 26, 52, 94 F facial expressions 38 fears 18, 31, 51, 53, 59, 67, 84, 125, 129 feeding 14, 23, 35, 46, 49, 55, 136, 137 fleas 112–13 forehead 52

G German Shepherd 78, 137 Golden Retriever 134–5 Great Danes 137 Greyhound 14 grooming 14, 94–5 growth and development 38, 58 H handling 25, 30, 31, 43, 65 hazards, removal of 48 health problems 14, 35, 55, 58, 75, 85, 97, 115, 135 height 35, 55, 75, 97, 115, 135 home, bringing puppy 48–9, 62–3 house training 50–1, 63 I ID tags 122 independence 124–5 insurance 14 intelligence 72–3 J Jack Russell 137 jumping up 121 juvenile period 78–95

K kennels 60 L labradors 137 lead, walking on the 104–7 learning 31, 40, 72; see also training leaving alone 90–1, 137 leaving objects 130–3 lifespan 35, 55, 75, 97, 115, 135 lying down 92–3 M Mattie, the Dalmatian 74–5 microchipping 122 milk, mother’s 24, 44 Molly, the English Pointer 54–5 mounting 38, 40 mouth 53; see also teeth N name exercises 68–9 naughty behaviour 55, 72 neonatal period 22–5 neutering 85 newborns 21–33

new experiences 43 Newfoundland 12, 78, 87 noise exposure 31, 59 noises, puppy 25, 87, 129 nose 22, 87 O older dogs 66–7 P pedigree dogs 15 pet shops 17 picking up a puppy 30 play 26, 29, 31, 35, 65, 75, 97 pre-adolescence 100–13 puppy classes 48, 59 Puppy Contract 16 puppy farms 16 R retrievers 78, 134–5 Rhodesian Ridgeback 137 Ruby, the Toy Poodle 114–15 running 87, 137

S scratching 112 season, coming into 120 sensory skills 86–7 separation anxiety 90–1 Siberian Husky 87 sitting 88–9 size of adults 12, 15; see also height and weight skin allergies 75 sleeping 23, 49, 63, 65, 137 sniffing 137 socialisation 42, 43, 59, 123, 125, 129 space constraints 12 St Bernard 12 standing 126–7 strength 14, 120 suckling 24, 26, 44 swimming 87 T tail wagging 53 teeth 26, 44, 59, 81, 82, 94, 100, 102, 119 terriers 78, 101, 137 toenail clipping 108–9

Toy Poodle 114–15, 137 toys 31, 35, 55, 65, 81–2, 91, 97, 135 tracking 87 training 50–1, 63, 68–71, 88–9, 92–3, 104–7, 123, 126–7, 130–3, 140 transitional phase 26–9 U urination 26, 51, 120 V vaccinations 48, 59, 60, 82 vets’ costs 14 viewing a litter 16–18 W waking up 136 walking 26, 104–7, 136–7 weaning 26, 44–7 weight 25, 35, 55, 75, 97, 111, 115, 120, 135, 137

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UK £14.99

www.pavilionbooks.com

Sarah Whitehead

AS SEEN ON

The Secret Life of Puppies

In this first book from the highly successful show The Secret Life of Puppies, we discover what takes place in the first year of a puppy’s life. Through their eyes we witness that beneath their cute appearance lies a world full of drama, love, learning and courage. You will meet some of the puppies featured in the series and find out more about those particular breeds. There are also features on training exercises, healthcare checks and troubleshooting tips for those times when things aren’t quite going to plan. Packed with puppy pictures, this book will have you swooning over padded paws, floppy ears and adorable faces.

Sarah Whitehead

Puppies

The Secret Life of

A dog’s-eye view of its first year of life

AS SEEN ON TV

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